Common Garbage Disposal Repairs
At Edelman, our garbage disposal service can quickly fix your unit. Common garbage disposal problems that we see include:
Garbage disposals can leak if there is damage to the pipes that drain the garbage. This issue can be difficult to notice at first, as the disposal may still be functional. However, you will soon notice the smell of leaking refuse in your house, which is unpleasant and can cause water damage and mold growth.
Blades Aren’t Moving
Impeller blades grind your garbage to a pulp, which gets flushed with water from the tap. If these blades aren’t moving, the unit will clog, and you will notice foul smells and garbage rising above the drainage plug.
If your unit has no power, refuse will sit in the disposal chute. It will soon build up and could cause functional problems. Our garbage disposal services can repair the electronics and provide a thorough cleaning.
Some substances can cause a chute to get clogged. These include:
- Oils: oil sticks to the sides of pipes and collects bits of residue. Never put oil in your disposal.
- Banana peel: even if chopped up, a banana peel is fibrous and can cause a clogging mulch.
- Potato skins: when pulped and combined with water, these cause a sort of starchy mash to build up in your drain.
Certain items, such as coffee grounds, or hard items, such as broken glass or a utensil, may block the impeller from moving correctly.